Poisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has shared his first picture from hospital as his spokeswoman confirmed that he plans to return to the country. Mr Navalny was poisoned by deadly nerve agent novichok, according to international tests. Posting on Instagram, he said he had managed to breathe by himself for an entire day and told his followers: “I miss you all.”
After multiple California officials confronted President Donald Trump Monday about ignoring climate change’s role in the raging west coast wildfires, the president dismissed their concerns and raised skepticism about the “science” that has concluded the Earth is warming. “It’ll start getting cooler,” Trump said in response to California Natural Resource Secretary Wade Crawfoot, who pressed the president to acknowledge the fact untamed vegetation is not solely responsible for the wildfires in the Golden State.
The US will block a range of Chinese products it says are made by forced labor in the Xinjiang region, including from a center it branded a “concentration camp” for Uighur minorities. Washington’s move came as the EU urged Beijing to let independent observers into Xinjiang and warned China must make concessions if it wants to agree a major investment deal with the bloc.
On Monday, Mr. Suga, the longtime chief cabinet secretary to Mr. Abe, was overwhelmingly elected as leader of the conservative Liberal Democratic Party during a conclave at a luxury Tokyo hotel. The party has governed Japan for all but four years since World War II and controls Parliament, virtually assuring that Mr. Suga will be elected prime minister during a special session this week.
YouTube has announced it will test a beta version of its new TikTok rival in India. YouTube Shorts will limit videos to 15 seconds, and the platform will feature creator tools that are similar to Chinese-owned TikTok’s. India banned TikTok and 58 other Chinese apps in June as border tensions rose between the two countries. At the time, India was TikTok’s biggest foreign market,